Sweet Potato Roll. The recipe is from my Nestle cookbook. My very first attempt at making a roll and I knew it was going to be challenging. I thought rolling it up before adding the filling (without breaking it) would be the hardest part. Actually, it was hard for me to roll it up with the filling inside. It was a filling catastrophe!! Let’s just say it didn’t look like this photo before I refrigerated it. I managed to bring it back from ugly to visually pleasing with touch ups and improvising. And it tastes great too! Can’t go wrong with sweet potatoes right? 🙂
Cornbread. Used a new recipe that contained less sugar and no vegetable oil. I needed to take out more fat and basically, that delicious sweet flavor. Without the extra sugar this tasted great! I’d say it’s what cornbread should be like, simple and satisfying. I didn’t even need to add butter to it when it was done. That, in my book, is a good thing.
Alfredo sauce thin crust pizza. This time, I was in a rush to make pizza and I didn’t give the dough the normal 2-3hours to rise like I usually do. The longer I let the dough rise, the thicker the crust. I only let it rise for 1hr 30min. This also changed the baking time. Thin crust was addictive though!!! I had 4 slices of this compared to my normal 2. Yummy…that’s all I’ve got to say. 🙂
French toast… is always a challenge for me. I’m always experimenting. I wanted to be able to make french toast taste like a pastry but still maintain that breakfast edge. I researched some possibilities and came up with these. Because I soaked the toast in the liquid mix too long (1-2min), the toast was extremely soft on the inside. I like a combination of hard crust and moderate softness on the inside. In that sense, the next time I make french toast I won’t soak it in the liquid mix as long.
Cheesecake from my Nestle cookbook. I don’t like cheesecake but I thought I would make it for my family who does. I also wanted to give cheesecake a try since I had the ingredients that needed to be used. Only until after I made the cake did I find other recipes that call for many more ingredients than the one I used. lol! Figures! This should’ve been called a diet cheesecake. I used granola crust because graham cracker crust wasn’t affordable at the time. But granola works just as well.
Oatmeal Cookies. The recipe I used was my grandma’s. She used to make AWESOME oatmeal cookies and I wanted to continue the tradition. Unfortunately, she modified her recipe card with pencil cross-outs and I couldn’t tell what to add, substitute, or remove. lol. These were good but they didn’t come out like the cookies she used to make. Her cookies were thick not thin. So I’m just going to go down her list of ingredients and troubleshoot my way to figure out what she meant. lol.
Homemade Pizza using Alfredo sauce (Classico’s light Alfredo sauce). I wanted pizza but can’t eat it with tomato sauce too often because it upsets my stomach sometimes. So I came up with a recipe that doesn’t use tomato sauce. This tasted sooo GOOD!! 🙂 However, I used quesadilla and mexican blend shredded cheese (it was all I had in the fridge). I didn’t like the taste (nor the grease) that the cheese had. I’ll use some fat-free cheese or something else like mozzarella next time.
Chocolate Chip Cookies. I had to use shortening instead of butter because I ran out of butter. It gives the cookies a different kind of taste, sweeter even. Yep, I’m still working on making these taste great. I’ve got to the point now where I like my homemade cookies better than store bought. My goal of making great CCC’s is close to being accomplished. 🙂